Category: Blog

Making Sun Hats – Bucket Hats

For a while now I have been meaning to share with you my favourite crafty podcasts which I listen to while driving about and stitching.  But I have so many to recommend I will need to think a little more about it.  Before I do that let me tell you about what I heard last […]

Embracing zoom

So here we are a year into the Covid-19 crisis, here in the UK we are still locked down, unable to meet friends and family and unable to hug.  Above all this, as you can imagine, I am missing running real workshops and social stitch sessions at Stitching Kitchen. I have watched with interest as […]

Creative kits from Stitching Kitchen

I am proud to say I have got some new kits from the Stitching Kitchen to share with you all – I have spent the summer creating and re configuring some creative kits. Early this summer I was asked for some bird needle-felting kits for a creative birthday gift for a young man who enjoys […]

Morsbags – doing our bit for the planet

During my trip to London to the Spring Knit and Stitch show at Olympia I saw a group of people making and promoting Morsbags. These bags are made from fabric which would end up in landfill. The idea is that sewing communities come together to create the bags and give them out – a friendly […]

Christening Gown Commission

The ultimate up-cycle, wedding dress to christening gown – It was last autumn just after I decided to launch Stitching Kitchen that my youngest sister asked if I could create a christening gown for my nephew from her wedding dress. Of course I said yes! The idea of upcycling such an important garment to create a […]